NetApp Completes ionGrid Acquisition

One of the lesser known stories of NetApp’s earnings report this week is that they have completed the acquisition of ionGrid; mobility software that allows corporate users to access internal documents securely on IOS, and soon to be, Android devices.

This is a good pickup for NetApp as IT organizations are desperately looking for . . . → Read More: NetApp Completes ionGrid Acquisition

Virtual Tape is Dead, Dedup Appliances are Next

Although it may not seem like it in your datacenter, backup technologies are not immune to the advancing tides of data protection innovation. It is important to realize this as you develop your data protection strategy roadmap. For example, if you have been using tape as your primary backup medium and now feel like . . . → Read More: Virtual Tape is Dead, Dedup Appliances are Next

To Tier or Not to Tier?

In my previous post, I discussed how storage virtualization capabilities are radically changing how we design and manage storage systems.  For a while now, I’ve been skeptical of the idea that paying per/TB for virtualization software can save me money over what would otherwise be hardware costs alone.

I decided to actually run some . . . → Read More: To Tier or Not to Tier?